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Texting Acronyms - Do You Know What You're Saying???

In the last two years of diving into the world of texting and Facebook, I've been shocked and surprised at the acronyms some teenagers use...some thoughts:
  1. Do the teenagers really know what the acronyms they use mean? (wtf, fml, etc...)
  2. Do the parents know what their kids are saying?
  3. Is it intentional or unintentional? How can I get them to be intentional in speech?
  4. How can I inspire them to be more careful with the language they use?
  5. Foul acronyms are just as awful as foul language.
  6. If you wouldn't say it out loud to your parents, grandparents, teachers, or shouldn't be texting/IMing/FBing it as an acronym.
  7. The fingers on a keyboard or cell phone are just as dangerous as the tongue.

James 1:26-27 "26If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

Proverbs 12:18 "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. "

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